Roxy Music’s Phil Manzanera and Andy Mackay reunite for UK tour


After their induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Phil Manzanera and Andy Mackay of Roxy Music have announced a UK tour.

The duo will be joined by an orchestra for the five shows that will take place under the Roxyphony banner, which debuted at Queen Elizabeth Hall in London last year.

The tour will begin at the King’s Theater in Glasgow on October 16, then visit Gateshead, Manchester and Birmingham, before concluding with a performance at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London on October 21.

Manzanera says: “It’s great to be back on stage with Andy Mackay presenting Roxy’s music in a new context.

“It was a revelation to all of us how well the songs suited the orchestration and how much the audience at Queen Elizabeth Hall seemed to appreciate it. We are now emboldened to hit the road and share Roxyphony with more of our UK fans.

Mackay adds: “Roxyphony was an idea that came from the fabulous possibilities of using orchestral strings and other instruments.

“I had already written the string parts for 3Psalm and it was incredibly exciting for me to get all the musicians together for the premiere last year and play with Phil.

Roxyphony was the natural partner and was so well received that we felt we had to do it again.

The concerts will feature full orchestral reworkings of Roxy Music tracks, including Love is drugs, More than this, In every dream house, a heartache and Out of the blue, while shows will also see material from Mackay’s 3Psalm album played.

Tickets for the UK tour will go on sale from 9am this Friday (May 3).

Roxymphony UK Tour Dates
October 16: Glasgow King’s Theater
October 17: Gateshead Sage
October 19: Manchester Opera
October 20: Birmingham New Alexandra Theater
October 21: London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire


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